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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. E Powell


Edwin Powell was born about 1920, the son of Stanley and Daisy Winifred Powell, of Southbourne, Bournemouth, Hampshire.

He joined the RAF in February 1938 as an Aircrafthand. He later remustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner and after completing his training was posted to 25 Squadron at North Weald in February 1940.

On 3rd September Powell was in Blenheim L1512 when it was shot down over North Weald by an RAF Hurricane. The pilot, P/O DW Hogg was killed but Powell baled out, unhurt.

Powell was killed on 21st November 1940. Beaufighter I R2068 crashed into the sea shortly after taking off in thick fog. The pilot, P/O EWJ Monk, was also killed.

Powell is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 18.



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